Do ever wanted to dilute your own blend of the essential oils. Know all the details which will help to you make a perfect blend at home. Also read our previous article if wan to how to formulate a blend. After reading that article follow these steps to dilute the essential oils properly. Here are the details:
Find a carrier oil if you want to apply it to the skin.
If you are applying essential oils to the skin, you will need to dilute them with a carrier oil first. Essential oils are highly concentrated, and by applying them directly to your skin without a carrier oil, you also risking for a permanent damage to your skin. Carrier oils are typically vegetable oils. Good carrier oils include:
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Rosehip Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Olive Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
Add a dispersing agent if you want to use it in the bath.
If you are not planning to rub it directly on the skin but do want to use it in the bath, you should use a dispersing agent. A dispersing agent will help the oil spread through the bath safely. While some vegetable oils can be used as a dispersing agent, others, like coconut oil, are too thick for use in the bath. Try using an oil with a lighter, more liquid viscosity. Some good agents include:
- Jojoba Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
Mix with alcohol for a perfume.
Perfumes are used in smaller applications. While you can use jojoba oil for a perfume, alcohol is typically the preferred diluting agent. Use between ten and fifteen drops of essential oil blend per half ounce (15 ml) of alcohol or jojoba oil.
Complete a blend by following these steps.
Determine your proportion of ingredients. Once you have mixed your essential oils, you can add them to a carrier oil or also a dispersing agent, depending on your use of the oil. How much of each ingredient you mix together depends on how you are planning on using your essential oil.
- For massages, use between fifteen and twenty drops of essential oil blend per ounce of carrier oil.
- For lotions or skin oils, use between three and fifteen drops per ounce of carrier oil.
- To make on for baths, use between two and twelve drops of oil per ounce of dispersing agent.
Combine the essential oil blend with the diluting agent. You can also combine your ingredients in a bowl or in a bottle. If you are mixing your oils in a bowl, you should mix the oil by stirring the oil with a spoon. Wooden stir sticks may also help. If you are mixing your oils in a bottle, you can gently swirl the bottle in your hand to mix the oils. Keep in mind to dilute the blend properly for mixing step.
Store in a bottle. You can also use Glass vials, bottles, and sprayers are a good way to store your essential oil blends. Amber bottles with a volume of two to four millimeters are also recommended to store essential oils. Carefully pour the blended oil inside the container; you may use a funnel if it helps. Keep the blend in a cool, dark area.
Wait a few days. The scent of an essential oil blend can change as the oils settle after you dilute it. Let the essential oil sit for three or four days before you try smelling it again. Note if the scent has changed significantly.